Is there any connection between the Biblical Creation and the Fall of Barad-dur?
From: Adam Quinan
The footnote in the first sentence of the last-quoted excerpt offers a fascinating insight:
[The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, 283 (#211)]
Although some modern Christian fundamentalists consider that Ussher's date is the actual date of Creation, Tolkien was not a fundamentalist and would not have believed that the date was literally true. He was, however, a faithful Roman Catholic and perhaps, consciously or subconsciously, he dated his literary creation to a time prior to the supposed date of the Biblical Creation. Therefore, the change in the Earth which altered geography from Middle Earth to Modern Earth may have been caused by the "Biblical Creation" which usshered (pun intended!) in Tolkien's own personal religious beliefs in place of his imagined ones.
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